RETTEW is proud to announce the recipient of the 2021-22 RETTEW Endowed Scholarship for Intercollegiate Athletics is Lachlan Byrne, a junior majoring in Finance and member of the Penn State swimming and diving team. From Brisbane, Australia, Lachlan’s dream is to work on Wall Street in investment banking, asset management, or private equity.

“This scholarship has allowed me to attend this amazing University, something that without this generous gift would not be possible,” Lachlan said in a letter to RETTEW. “I know that with the support of people like you and the backing of such a prestigious and highly ranked University, I will be able to achieve my goals and give back to the wider community as best I can.”

Lachlan also told RETTEW he learned a lot about himself and his team members with the onset of COVID-19. He and his team found creative ways outside of swimming laps to improve their performance, and Lachlan ultimately focused his efforts on improving in all aspects of his life. He said this culminated in completing a “greatly fulfilling” Big 10 Championship meet where he recorded personal bests in all his events.

You can learn more about Lachlan and his sports career here: